Watch: The Beauty Of Staring Up At LA’s Skies
From Fast Company
January 24, 2013 - 3:45pm
Visitors lay on the floor of an industrial gallery space in Brooklyn to experience Skyward, a video installation by Kevin Cooley. Los Angeles--whether in critical theory or an SNL skit--is tightly bound to car culture. So much so that it borders on trope. But Skyward, a new installation by artist Kevin Cooley, finds new ways to talk about both the city and the automobile. Skyward is a film about LA and about cars, but we never really see either. Instead, Cooley has created a single "impossibly long" tracking shot of the sky, which seems as though it’s been shot by someone laying in the back of a convertible. "I decided to use the experience of driving as an allegory for the city itself, which seemed to be the most natural way to talk about Los Angeles," he says. Because the camera is so steady, the whole thing looks like some monumental feat of rendering, but Cooley shoots ev...
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